Deep Ellum Foundation

The Deep Ellum Foundation (DEF) operates as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation managing public and private funds within the community to advance the interests of the neighborhood as a whole and achieve a sustainable growth trajectory for the district now and into the future.

The Deep Ellum Foundation collectively envisions a Deep Ellum neighborhood that is safe and secure, inviting, connected to surrounding districts, and is a true live, work, play environment that embodies an authentic, unique and vibrant community. To achieve this vision, DEF serves to maintain, enhance and advocate on behalf of the Deep Ellum neighborhood. They do this by a) connecting and informing stakeholders, b) providing public safety services, c) maintaining and improving the built environment, d) marketing and promoting the area, and e) cultivating core assets including art, music, culture, entrepreneurship, and diversity that continuously spur the community to thrive.

For more information, please visit the
Deep Ellum Foundation website.